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looking to upgrade my pc. what specs should i get for simple multitabbing zenno work?

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  1. Borgo Snonshick

    Borgo Snonshick BANNED BANNED

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    all i use it for is firefox many tabs and youtube. porn ofc. and zenno

    is there any point upgrading at all?

    i do know that im on 100% cpu on just simple borwsing and videos and zenno. so it is really struggling these days.

    i tried a few different tweaks but it feels like im on somewhat of a sinking ship now. im fine living in the past but since i use the internet all the time things are always asking for updates. id be happy with ff3 still. i remmerb that badboy used to run real fast. is it really necessary to be updating firefox every month like they insist? its annoying and they get more and more insistent these days, and then they also force me into instlaling the latest bloated flash which cripples my poor cpu evne more with no increase in performance/functionality to boot.

    So should i upgrade and if so what should i get?

    ive been reading that anyhting above 2 cores is a waste of time. i know that if for games it applies to mainly. my mind revels at the thought of what xruemr would be like running on an 8 core tho :D but then the home bandwidth would be an issue i guess so prob not worth it anyhow.
     
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  2. babasss

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    8 cores cpu, 16 gb ram and 2 ssd in raid. that will work like charm :)
     
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  3. buzzcore

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    If you have lots of applications open, windows can distribute apps to different cores. However within an app it depends whether it is coded to use multithreading. I know firefox can not make use of extra cores. I think Chrome can though.
     
  4. Beven

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    That's waaaaay overkill for a gaming/rendering rig nevermind a pc for performing simple tasks.

    Honestly just make sure you have at least 6gb of ram and a decent quad core processor and you should be good to go.
     
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    What kind of budget are we talking about. Less the better, of coarse. 200-300, 300-500. I wouldn't go below a 4 core. I would spend good money on an updated motherboard so you can continually upgrade your system when needed.
     
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    4 core 8 gb ram, ssd, that is sufficient for about 3 years from now, as long as you didn't update your ff though :D
     
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  7. JustUs

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    My own opinion is that when you purchase a new computer, you get the best configured that you can that is current. Then in a few years the computer is still able to handle the work that you have for it.

    As an example, the computer that I am typing now, and that I use for most of my SEO and programming tasks was purchased in 2007. It came with 2 gigs of ram, Windows Vista, and a 160 gig, 5400 rpm harddrive, and has an AMD TL-60 CPU. It also had dual hard drive bays. Over the years I have replaced the ram with 4 gig, replaced the original HD with a 750 SSD hybrid, 7200 rpm harddrive, added a second hard drive that is the same as the first, moved the audio off the computer to a USB Meteor Mic, installed an SSD flash card, and upgraded the OS to Windows 7. Though long in the tooth, the computer still performs the common work that I do on it. I have had three instances of Visual Studio open at the same time while running a virtual machine in the background. In the alternative, I have run five instances of virtual machines, but that taxes the resources.

    Just my opinion.
     
  8. axeny

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    GB F2A88XM-D3H /A88X/FM2+
    Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz 4MB 100W FM2 BOX Black
    2x4GB DDR3 1600 A-DATA
    500GB SEAGATE 7200/6GB/16MB
    ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2
    PSU FORTRON FSP400-60APN 85+

    You can check those on Newegg or whatever site you use. It gives you 4 cores, 8GB RAM(you can go for 2x8 GB RAM too if your budget allows it). You also have a 1GB GPU which will work on most of the modern games on medium. 500GB HDD should be enough, but you can go to 1 TB for a bit more money. I can't recommend getting a SSD too to put your OS and most used software there. If you let me know your budget I can help you build more personalized rig.

     
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  9. Borgo Snonshick

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    Ive been reading how ppl say 8 cores is overkill and nothing uses it at the moment but if building for the future is it not gonna show its worth down the line? some guy argued against this saying that down the line it will be obsolete anyway with 12 and 16 cores available but that point is moot imo sicne i wouldnt buy those if the 8 sitll handled programs and it would allow me to delay further upgrades.

    my 3200 amd was the top of its class back in the day and i got it just a's socket as were being fazed out, it was top of the line then and this badboy has seen me a good 8 years. i think thats is terrific value for money tbh :)

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    anyhow in regards to budget my mother offered to pay for my dealyed brithday/xmas :) and so prob between 2-250 pounds (300-400 dollars). I figure go balls to the wall on the processor and decent mobo and ram which should future proof me for a good while and swap out stuff like HDs and components down the line as required. Ill get a cheap pcie graphics card as even the lowest one will be fine and dandy since i dont care about games tho very occasionally dabble in them.
     
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  10. tdivan

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    The main bottlenecks for your PC are in the inflow coming in so 100 bt routers slow internet speeds and 801.11 g is limited to 54 mb/s so that would be the first thing I would work on they have 1000bt routers and N wireless is at what 300 and then there is the new one that is even faster so that would be the first thing to upgrade. second is to get into 64 bit. you can only have 3gig of ram on a 32 bit system 64s go up to what 32 gig now?

    I just built a new machine. I had a spare case floating around and a spare dvdrw so the total build cost me 500 USD. I went with a i5 processor for the 4 cores I went for 8 gig of ram and the biggest upgrade that has made the absolute most difference was the solid state drive. windows 7 boots in less then 10 seconds, well worth it. It means I can leave the computer off and restart at a moments notice if I so choose. At 7200 rpm your HDD has I/O ps of about 150 a ssd at the least has about 10000 that's just a ton of more options for data and then you drop it on a 6 Gbs SATA bridge and you have the best upgrade for your money bar none. having multiple cores is great but a 1000% data stream upgrade always wins.
     
  11. paccap98

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    6 cores is mostly enough unless you need a lot of fire-power. Buying an 8 core cpu there are two options. 4 cores with 4 hyper threaded and 8 real cores.
    Also you may want to think about buying a newer mobo if you are considering future proofing it. With intel the upcoming broadwell chips will require a newer motherboard due to the chips being different from last years.
    In all, i suggest you wait a bit for intels new release of 'broadwell' as there are rumours of 18 core cpus coming, look it up seeming as i cant post links yet.
     
  12. JoeMongan

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    Forget spending all of that money upgrading your PC and find a decent VPS to run the tools on.

    -RK
     
  13. Spiffydude007

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    i will go for this solution too, saves money and time..
     
  14. Lakitu

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    I'm running an Intel i5 processor, a 4-5 year old Nvidia graphics card, and 32GB RAM. (The RAM is overkill, but nice to have.)

    The other specs don't really matter, as long as you have a decent processor, video card, and at least 8GB of RAM, you should be fine for the tasks that you wanted to do. Get as much as storage as you want/need. Good luck.
     
  15. Lakitu

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    Wouldn't this end up costing more in the long run?
     
  16. Jawsniff

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    The cores topic is subject to heavy debate but for most multi-taskers I would recommend an AMD CPU. Mostly since in my experience AMD, although not without their issues, preform multiple applications at once better than Intel CPUs which almost always outperform AMD in the case of Single processes (IE. Running a video game). That combined with the fact that AMD is VASTLY cheaper than Intel makes it much more of a bargain if you're looking to save money.

    As for RAM, that's dependent on budget. You could slip by with 6 gigs which will more than likely last for another 3 years or so and then just upgrade when the time comes. If you think you need more RAM, maybe because of the amount of applications you like to have open 8 gigs is a good average number for most people.

    Video card - Unless you are doing some hardcore gaming, rendering, or maybe even mining you can probably get by with a basic, cheap card or possibly even on-board graphics.

    Motherboard - Lots of people like to skimp here, DON'T DO IT. I'm not saying blow your whole budget on the Motherboard, in-fact you can probably find a cheap one that will meet some criteria. First you need to make sure it has all the things you need on your motherboard (IE. How many SATA ports? Sata II or III? is it compatible with my RAM? does it have the expansion slots I need?) Second thing to check is the reviews, obvious I know. You want to see the 2 and 1 star ones and ask these questions, "why are they giving it this review?" "did the manufacturer attempt to help them?" "Is this something that has happened on numerous occasions or is it a one time fluke?" If that seems to check out Google the chip-set on that motherboard, see if anyone has had issues with that and if it was resolved.

    HDD or SSD is really just deciding on if you want speed or storage and how much of either.

    PSU - If you aren't running a video card you will almost never need more than 500W, wit ha video cars you might need a little or a lot more. There are some calculators on the web to tell you how much wattage your PSU needs to have, generally I'd take their number then add 50 or so just to be safe. General note here is the "80+" stickers are based upon how efficient your PSU is. Ranked from Bronze to Platinum I believe?

    That really covers pretty much everything, if you have any questions or need help feel free to PM me.
     
  17. smokemeoutdawg

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    Get an AMD 8 core CPU, and 32gb ram. After all, its cheap. You can build an 8 core setup for $750
     
  18. BlingFiles

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    If you can afford it get an I7 together with at least 16g RAM and SSD.